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Re: /var/log/messages is empty

Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote, On 04/19/2009 08:53 PM:
Geoffrey Leach wrote:
On 04/19/2009 02:29:38 PM, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
logrotate moves /var/log/messages to /var/log/messages-todaysdate once
in a

Thanks, but that's not the problem. I've got several rotated logs
content, and one without.
I think you may have missed the point: If logrotate swapped it,
and nothing new has been logged, it could be empty.

# logger Foo
# tail /var/log/messages

What you get?
root pvr[7]->logger Foo
root pvr[8]->tail /var/log/messages
root pvr[9]->

It sounds like the log file may have been deleted/recreated without
rsyslog being restarted. Try running "service rsyslog reload" or
"service rsyslog restart" and see if that helps. It is possible for
a process to keep writing to a file it had open, even if the file
has ben deleter.


Which fedora?
I have seen a symptom like this before.
suggestion, check to see how many sysloger's you have...
rpm -qa |grep syslog

Though I think Peter fixed it so they should work together now (at least for F10).

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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